CHEF DAVID HAWKSWORTH is widely regarded as one of North America’s greatest chefs. Born and raised in Vancouver, he spent a decade training at Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK, such as Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, L’Escargot, and The Square. He returned to Vancouver in 2000 and took his first Head Chef position at Ouest (later renamed West).
In 2008 he became the youngest chef inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. Chef Hawksworth opened his eponymous restaurant in 2011, at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
It was named 2012 and 2013 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year, followed by five consecutive wins for Best Upscale Dining, and was in enRoute magazine’s top three Best New Restaurants, and as Maclean’s magazine’s Restaurant of the Year.
Chef Hawksworth opened his second restaurant, Nightintale, in 2013. He also operates two locations of Bel Café, Hawksworth Catering, the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation, and an exclusive culinary partnership with Air Canada.
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